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Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has told LondonNewsOnline that he wants to sign forward Liam Millar from Liverpool.

LondonNewsOnline has claimed that Millar is available to leave Liverpool on loan in the January transfer window.

Bowyer told LondonNewsOnline about Millar: “He is someone we have looked at. We have lost Alfie Doughty and he is still a little bit off yet. So we have lost that little bit of pace to break on teams.

“When Alfie was playing we had that little bit of a weapon and we no longer have that available.”

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Leaving Liverpool on loan

Millar has been on the books of Liverpool since 2016 and is rated very highly at the Reds.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard worked with the 21-year-old forward when he was in charge of the Liverpool Under-18 side, and he raved about the youngster on the club’s official website in December 2017, describing him as “electric”.

The 21-year-old had a long loan spell at Kilmarnock in Scotland, and it would make sense for the young forward to leave Liverpool on another loan deal this month.

The Canada international forward needs to play regular first-team football at Liverpool in order to progress and develop as a footballer, and a move to Charlton would make sense.

The Addicks are aiming to finish in the League One playoffs this season, and playing in a competitive environment would help Millar and would make him a better and more mature footballer.

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